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Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

ILL is a service or process of borrowing items from other libraries beyond what is available to our library users via OhioLINK.

Traditional Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services

Davis Library's traditional Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services allows our library users to borrow materials from other libraries not found in our library collections or are not accessible through OhioLINK various borrowing or online resource services.

ILL services are available for currently enrolled Rio Grande students, faculty, and staff. Our alumni and community patrons (library cardholders from our 4-county community college service area) are also eligible for these services.

While our ILL services are free, other libraries may charge to loan some materials. Requests are processed quickly, but many items could take up to two weeks to arrive. If an item arrives too late for you to use, you are still responsible for any and all charges.

You will receive an email when the requested loan(s) have arrived. Please remember to fill out the interlibrary loan request forms as thoroughly as possible. For more information, please refer to the Interlibrary Loan Policies.

Warning Concerning Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyright material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research". If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement. This institution reserves the right to refuse a copying order if, in its judgement, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.